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Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (Paperback)

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"Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna Huffington, New York Times Book Review

Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers---from Darwin to Stephen King---to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. "Deliberate rest," as Pang calls it, is the true key to productivity, and will give us more energy, sharper ideas, and a better life. Rest offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.

About the Author

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the founder of the Restful Company and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. His previous books include Empire and the Sun and The Distraction Addiction. He lives in Silicon Valley. Find out more at http: // or on Twitter at @askpang.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781541617162
ISBN-10: 1541617169
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English